New Brean to Weston cycle path set to be unveiled on Monday
brand new £500,000 path linking Weston-super-Mare to Brean
Down is set to be unveiled on Bank Holiday Monday with the inaugural
ride taking place.
has taken 20 years of planning but cyclists and walkers will finally
be able to enjoy the route, however organisers say the path will
not be fully completed until the end of May.
the Brean Down Way, it runs for eight miles from Weston Pier to
Brean Down Fort and provides walkers and cyclists with a long-awaited
route using the Brean Cross Sluice to get over the River Axe.
Grimshaw, the overall lead, pictured above, from charitable body
Greenways And Cycle Routes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great
that this path is being unveiled - it's something that a lot of
local people have wanted for many years."
Levett, who has overseen grant funding applications, and is also
pictured above, says she's delighted the project has secured funding
from several big organisations, including North Somerset Council,
Sedgemoor District Council and the government's Coastal Communities
path will be used by holidaymakers wanting to travel between Weston
and Brean, and by walkers who want a safe route to enjoy the superb
countryside and coastal views around Brean and Uphill.
starts by the beach in Uphill, although people can easily start
along Westons seafront. It will take you to the National Trust
coffee shop in Brean Down and out to the wartime fort.
work to complete the path is a real community effort. Over 100 volunteers
are currently involved in completing the final section of the project
in Brean with some travelling from as far afield as Scotland
to join in.
youngest member of the working party, Myron, is just six years old
and the oldest is David Judd, 79, both of whom are pictured above.
Hallett, above, is overseeing an incredible wooden structure called
the 'Great Bird Wall of Brean' which is 120 metres long and includes
1,000 plants of larch wood.
who specialises in public art, told Buirnham-On-Sea.com: "This
wall has been designed to reflect the landscape around it and resembles
drift wood washed up on a beach - the design allows the wind through,
and gives glimpses of Brean Down behind. It's here to protect the
red shanks as this is an important roosting ground for them."
from Birnbeck Pier to the National Trust coffee shop in Brean Down
is estimated to take about an hour. At the inagural ride on Monday
May 1st, cyclists will start from Weston's Grand Pier at 12.30pm.
From then, it is open to anyone.